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about her life


Gerda van den Bosch was was born in 1929 on the Island of Java, then part of te Dutch East Indies.
Pre war Java was a child's paradise with exotic plants and animals. But her idyllic life was shattered by war and internment.
Gerda was deprived of her greatest joy, her pets.

Some of the 50 pigeons ... ...... and small carvings some less than 1 cm
In the internmentcamp she created her lost friends from pieces of wood and on small papercuttings.. All her 50 pigeons were portrayed. Today these miniatures remain a personal memoriam to these dark years.

After the war Gerda completed her education by becoming a teacher. In Biology too, so enharnsing her knowledge about the structure of life forms. However.. the next ten years she worked together with the very skilled sculptor Marcus Ravenswaay who became her teacher.

Her first major commission that brought her to the attention of the public was a bronze dog waiting for his master. This figure stands in front of a railway station. This expressive bronze produced a flood of further commissions. Her work was soon expanded to cover other animals and the human form, her figures ranging from miniatures to larger groups destined for either private collections or public display

representative collection, including items for sale, can be seen in her Exhibition Studio, where visitors are welcome to browse or to discuss new assignments.


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  • The waiting dog, her first government command.




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